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#ProbeGate: Why Dan Johnson Bailed On Alan Wilson

SOLICITOR VIEWS ATTORNEY GENERAL’S ACTIONS AS “DELAYING TACTIC” S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson – already reeling from allegations of obstructing a criminal probe of sitting S.C. state lawmakers  – took it squarely on the chin again this week. Dan Johnson – the ethically-challenged solicitor appointed by Wilson after he fired the initial…

SOLICITOR VIEWS ATTORNEY GENERAL’S ACTIONS AS “DELAYING TACTIC”

S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson – already reeling from allegations of obstructing a criminal probe of sitting S.C. state lawmakers  – took it squarely on the chin again this week.

Dan Johnson – the ethically-challenged solicitor appointed by Wilson after he fired the initial prosecutor on the case, David Pascoe – has refused to take the job.

That’s right … Johnson told Wilson “questions have been raised regarding whether your office has the authority to grant me jurisdiction to prosecute this matter.”

Missed that rebuke?

Here it is …

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Wow …

Johnson’s rejection of Wilson was unexpected.

“The man has a moral compass that couldn’t point north if it tried, and even he said this was too shady for him,” one State House insider told us.

So … why did Johnson do it?  (Aside from the reasons stated in his letter, obviously).

According to multiple state lawmakers who spoke extensively with the solicitor in the aftermath of his decision, he viewed Wilson’s decision to remove Pascoe as a “delaying tactic.”

One lawmaker told us Johnson was convinced any inquiry initiated by his office would simply “re-plow the same ground” plowed by Pascoe – an endeavor he told lawmakers he “wanted nothing to do with.”

Interesting …

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24 comments

Buzz Martin March 30, 2016 at 12:58 pm

Heh heh.

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Thomas March 30, 2016 at 3:54 pm

Update Update:

I just viewed most of SCAG Wilson’s live press conference. He has a point. Leaks to the press by any prosecutor during an investigation demeans the office and the investigation. Once an investigation is completed only then can the proper authorities release any information accordingly. SCAG Wilson made references to previous improper leaks made by the Pascoe investigation to the press. Show us the evidence since you are trying your designated prosecutor in the court of public opinion. Since when does the employer get on TV and air out the reasons why they fired an employee…without evidence? Oh that’s right, we are a ‘right to work’ state. It doesn’t work that way. As for the ‘recusal’ question the next voice we hear will be the dealer, Chief Justice Pleicones.

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Town Crier March 30, 2016 at 10:31 pm

Many times have leaks about SGJ matters have come from the AGs office…both unofficially and officially. That place leaks like a sieve.

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J.D. March 31, 2016 at 5:45 am

“Town Crier” is Ms.Lee Teed. Former employee at the AG’s office. Lee, character matters and you failed the test. She now works for HHS and regularly criticizes Governor Haley.

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ELCID March 30, 2016 at 1:29 pm

One Citadel Man looking out for another.
Both Johnson and Pascoe are Citadel Grads.
So was the Federal investigator of Lost Trust.

Looks like Wilson got caught under the CITADEL HONOR CODE: Toleration rule.
They don’t Tolerate Liars, Cheaters, Stealers, or those that do.

Wilson is now toast!!

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TroubleBaby March 30, 2016 at 2:06 pm

Dan Johnson lied about the whole “It’s a clean shoot” thing….so I’m not so sure he totally buys into the code, just sayin’.

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ELCID March 30, 2016 at 6:09 pm

Don’t know about the Clean Shoot thing?

But, do know he has a Citadel Men’s fault: chasing women.
Didn’t say they aren’t stupid about women: just mostly honest.
Something they don’t teach at colleges these days.

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TroubleBaby March 30, 2016 at 7:12 pm

He claimed the Columbia gas station shooting, the one where the SCHP officer was just convicted and the victim was paid off, was a “clean shot” after having watched the video(which at the time wasn’t released to the public).

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/9/25/1332415/-South-Carolina-Top-Prosecutor-Called-SC-Police-Shooting-a-Clean-Shot

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Way to go good guys March 30, 2016 at 2:03 pm

Daaayyyum Daniel. Back at it again with the bitch slap to Alan Wilson.

Need someone from inside the AG office to step up next. That state job can’t possibly be worth soiling your integrity with this garbage. You always have a choice.

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TroubleBaby March 30, 2016 at 2:04 pm

“The man has a moral compass that couldn’t point north if it tried, and even he said this was too shady for him,”

Perfect comment that is probably true as well.

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Roger March 30, 2016 at 3:21 pm

The feds need to come in a take over this investigation it’s obvious that this is another Lost Trust Scandal and Wilson is guilty of corruption.

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ELCID March 31, 2016 at 12:16 pm

EXACTLY, There is Federal Money being stolen by these crooks.

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nitrat March 30, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Did Alan Wilson ‘appoint’ Johnson without checking with him first?
Or, was Johnson too simple to realize there would be backlash and changed his mind after initially agreeing to do it?

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swpbbls March 30, 2016 at 3:34 pm

“SC Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson Speaks Out”
http://www.wltx.com/news/local/live-breaking-news/63426548

WLTX headline s/b

SC Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson FREAKS Out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVZh4WcdC3s

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Vicky S March 30, 2016 at 3:41 pm

Just watched the Wilson press conference. ….man Wilson is in trouble watched his facial expressions and counted mutiple tell tale signs he is lying.

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david March 30, 2016 at 3:46 pm

Dan is a lot smarter than Alan figured him to be. The Citadel doesn’t graduate dummies.Should have appointed Donnie.

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Eye Spy March 30, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Then why do some Citadel grads have criminal records?

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ELCID March 31, 2016 at 12:21 pm

Nobody’s perfect.
But, there are far fewer Citadel Grads with Criminal records than any other school in SC or the South East.
At least they have an Honor Code that is strictly enforced.
Grads with criminal records are booted from the Grad System: too.

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DumbAsAFox March 30, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Alan Wilson’s job is to make it easier, not harder, to convene a grand jury. If a duly appointed prosecutor, a well respected Circuit Court judge, and the Republican appointed SLED chief believe that is what is necessary for justice, Then Wilson should be unlocking the jury room and starting a pot of coffee, not waving his arms like a petulant child and trying to miscarry Justice.

Either Wilson’s ego can’t handle the fact that someone else is doing his job or he is completely obstructing justice to protect himself and his political adviser. Isn’t that why he recused himself in the first place- because of a “conflict”?

He chose politics over Justice months ago.

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The Bell Curve March 30, 2016 at 4:42 pm

It’s usually always easy to blame a nigger or make him the fall guy, but this particular nigger was smarter than Alan Wilson and saw what was coming down the pike.

Poor Alan’s gonna have to find him another nigger.

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truthbetole April 1, 2016 at 9:48 pm

I don’t think he has any other niggers to choose from. Even niggers know this is a shitstorm….more like a shitnami!

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Old RC lawyer March 31, 2016 at 9:06 am

Jean Toal was on the list and Alan Wilson could not have that – because Daddy and Jahue Moore said so. Combine the ingredient that Jean Toal “owns” Dan Johnson and there is a mess. Toal thought Johnson would play along and go along. Somebody else got to him.

Toal has been the elephant in the room for awhile. She bought her last election using Bobby Harrell – and Jenny Horne. This story is not over. …..

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ELCID March 31, 2016 at 12:10 pm

Also, Pascoe and Johnson are both Citadel Grads.
They don’t shit on each other.
At least, not in public.

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truthbetole April 1, 2016 at 9:55 pm

Wonder if Darryl Jackson, Rick Quinn and Antjuan Seawright will be indicted next week…they are all named in the SLED investigation. Bobby is frying every last one of their asses!

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